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'Truth triumphs': BJP leaders welcome Babri verdict

Last updated on: September 30, 2020 15:50 IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday hailed the verdict by the special Central Bureau of Investigation court after it acquitted all 32 accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

IMAGE: Senior advocate Mahipal Ahluwalia offers sweets to senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, one the accused in Babri mosque demolition case, after the verdict by the special CBI court, in New Delhi. Photograph: Shahbaz Khan/PTI Photo

"I welcome the verdict by Special CBI Court, Lucknow acquitting all 32 accused. It proves that justice triumphed however late it may be," Singh tweeted.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday welcomed the court verdict in the Babri mosque demolition case, terming it as the victory of truth.

Satyamev Jayate, the chief minister said while welcoming the decision of the special court, a statement issued by his advisor Mritunjay Kumar said.

The chief minister also accused the then Congress government of framing saints, BJP leaders, VHP office bearers and others to defame them for vote bank politics.

The chief minister said those responsible for this conspiracy should apologise to the people of the country, the statement said.

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday welcomed the acquittal of BJP stalwart LK Advani and 31 others in the Babri mosque demolition case by a CBI court, describing it as a "victory of truth."


"The court's observation that the incident was not pre-planned is a victory of truth," Yediyurappa told reporters.

Reacting to the judgment, he said he was personally very much pleased with it as he too was part of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement.

Giving credit to BJP veterans Advani, Joshi and Bharti for setting the stage for construction of the Ram temple, whose foundation laying ceremony was performed about two months ago in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, the CM said, "In this moment of joy for every Indian, I welcome the verdict."

Recalling the day when the mosque was demolished, Yediyurappa said no one can ever forget the historic speech by Advani on the occasion.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan too hailed as the "victory of truth" the special CBI court's verdict acquitting all accused in the Babri masjid demolition case.

"Satya pareshan ho sakta hai, parajit nahi. Aaj ek baar phir satya ki jeet hui hai. Bharatiya nyaypalika ki jai. (True can be troubled but it cannot be defeated. Today, truth has won again. I hail the Indian judicial system)," Chouhan tweeted in Hindi.

Chouhan also released a video statement, saying the then Congress government was prejudiced and levelled false allegations against saints and senior leaders.

"These allegations were proved baseless (in the court's judgment on Wednesday). Everything has become crystal clear now. We welcome the verdict of the court," Chouhan stated.

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Wednesday welcomed the verdict and called for harmony in society to face challenges before the country.

"Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh welcomes the special CBI court's decision to acquit all the accused in the demolition of the controversial structure.

"After this decision, all sections of the society should come together in unity and harmony and work successfully to face the challenges before the country, and work towards the progress of this country," RSS general secretary Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi tweeted.

"Truth Always Wins," said Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.

Hailing the verdict, Sawant, who is currently in New Delhi on an official trip, tweeted, "All the accused in #BabriDemolitionCase have been acquitted. Truth always wins!"

-- With inputs from ANI

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